This morning I woke up with a craving for blueberry doughnuts. And we had no eggs. Or blueberries.
So instead of my regular morning routine, I ran out to the store to get the necessary ingredients and spent all day baking and photo-taking. And eating. And licking my fingers.
I got my donut pan last year around this time and started out with a very simple and incredibly tasty recipe for browned butter glazed spice doughnuts. I have neglected that doughnut pan a little this year, and I am trying to rectify that now. Starting with baked blueberry donuts. It’s a good place to start.
I used the browned butter glazed spice doughnuts recipe as a base for these blueberry doughnuts since I already knew that the recipe worked well. And, WOW did the addition of blueberries work well.
Ready for the recipe? This makes about 10 doughnuts (although I probably filled my doughnut pan a little more full than needed. Make them a little smaller, and I’m sure you can get a dozen out of this recipe. Personally, I was happy with my big, fluffy, round donuts.
Glazed Baked Blueberry Doughnuts
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Browned Butter glaze:
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk or cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease doughnut pan.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, stir together the milk, egg, and butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Fold in blueberries.
- Spoon batter into doughnut pan - fill a little more than ¾ full (I use two spoons). Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- Cool in the pan on top of the oven for a few minutes before removing. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Prepare the browned butter glaze:
- While the doughnuts are cooling, melt 4 Tbsp butter in a small saucepan over low heat until browned.
- Pour browned butter into a small bowl (you can leave the blackened butter from the bottom of the pan - Yum!), and add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Mix with hand beater (or just use a fork like me) until smooth.
- Dip the top of the doughnuts in the glaze and set on a plate until the glaze has set. Enjoy!
Who’s ready for some baked donuts? Mmm!
Now what variety of donuts should I try next?
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I’m sorry your donuts came out dry! It’s possible that it could have been an issue with humidity or altitude (I’m in a humid state, for instance). I’ve made these several times in the past and it always worked out for me, so I’m not sure why yours were so dry and dense. They’re definitely a thicker/heavier cake-like donut versus the light fried donuts you get at the donut shop.
I think there is way too much flour in your recipe-2 cups flour for 10 doughnuts. Made mine come out extremely dry and dense.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been looking for good baked donut recipes and they’re hard to find. And I do love Blueberry!
Those donuts look so tempting and of course blueberry just adds to need to eat more than one. Thanks for bringing this tempting recipe to #HomeMattersParty
yum! these look so delicious!!
Sorry you didn’t enjoy them! I’ve never tried an electric donut maker, so I can’t speak to how that would change the recipe, but I wouldn’t imagine that it would change it all that much. When I have made these, they were definitely dense but very moist and spongy, and I am a big fan of the glaze…but I guess everyone has their own taste! :)
Not a fan of these. They were rather tough and dense, which could have been due to using an electric donut maker, although I’ve never had any problems before modifying oven baked donut recipes. While the browned butter glaze was tasty, it completely overwhelmed the blueberry flavor and seemed at odds with it.
I just got a basic donut pan at Target. Nothing special, and under $10. Totally worth it!
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
I need to get a donut pan. Any tips on what to look for?
shelly peterson says
Oh man do these look delicious! blueberry cake doughnuts are my favorite so I know I would love these. I’m going to have to buy me a doughnut pan and try these out.
Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
I think I am going to try to make these tomorrow! I always have frozen blueberries on hand, and I love using my donut pan! :)